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9 December 2016

New Regulations, new online tool

Although the Regulations were actually available on line on Tuesday of this week, the
Government has today announced that it has laid the draft Gender Pay Gap regulations before Parliament. The Government has also published its response to the Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting Consultation on Draft Regulations for the private and voluntary sector.

The Government has carefully considered the responses to the second consultation and associated stakeholder engagement and considers that the draft regulations strike the right balance between being practical for employers to carry out, while ensuring the necessary level of transparency to accelerate change and encourage all employers to champion gender equality in their workforce.

In addition, the Government have also launched today a new online tool that allows the public to find out the gender pay gap for their occupation, as defined in the standard industrial classifications used by the Office for National Statistics. The online tool uses the latest data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings to provide the most up to date gender pay gap data.  The launch of the online toll is in line with the Government’s intention that gender pay gap reporting should provide comparability with national statistics. 

For more on the Regulations, go to EqualPayPortal’s page on Gender Pay GapReporting

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